- Jossed, BoJack spoke to his mother in season two and she looked and sounded nothing like the Closer.
- The Closer also clearly has caucasian human hands, even though we never see her face.
- While the show is a Deconstructor Fleet of Hollywood and sitcom plot devices, it's still a work of fiction. Some leaps and bounds have to be made for the sake of entertainment and/or furthering the story. It's also most likely that Sarah Lynn didn't just die from heroin, so much as the tons of other substances she had been putting into her system nonstop for what is implied to be several months if not half a year. Her body probably just gave out after all of the substance abuse. As for BoJack running off the set of Ethan Around in a panic, it seemed to me like he was having a panic attack, which can certainly feel like a waking nightmare, not to mention he's the kind of person who would drop everything to dwell on negative feelings rather than swallow his pride, regardless of who he screws over as a result. The child actress reminding him of Sarah Lynn was probably an especially strong trigger for him.
- Jossed as of Season 4 - they even got Paul Giamatti to play BoJack in the TV Movie of Sarah Lynn's life.
- Jossed. It was never a hallucination, Hank never gets brought down, and BoJack doesn't return to stand-up until season six.
- Zig-zagged. Mr. Peanutbutter does sign off on some controversial deals that Diane hates, most notably fracking, and Diane does write a hit piece about him, and they have several big arguments, the last one leading to their divorce. However, again Hank never gets convicted, Mr. Peanutbutter never dies nor does Diane hook up with BoJack, and their divorce is rooted in issues beyond their jobs.
- Jossed, they never even hook up. Though Diane and Kelsey do manage to write a successful book and get funded for a film respectively in season 6, albeit about completely different topics than listed here.
Charlotte will know either way and will strike back HARD. She has her own life and family to think about so, obviously, she's not going to kill him. However, with some planning, and appropriate legal action, BoJack will suffer so much more than he already has, he'll wish she killed him as she initially promised.
- It seems unlikely that someone like Charlotte would be capable of something so cunning. The worst she may do is try to take him to court for statutory rape or send a group of Moral Guardians after him, all while doing her best not to kill him out of blind rage.
- They addressed the possibility of statutory rape charges by having Penny say that New Mexico's age of consent is 17 when she propositioned BoJack, although Charlotte publicly shaming him is still a very real possibility, especially if Hank's defenders use it to accuse Diane of hypocrisy.
- A possible scenario combining all of the above and one below: Charlotte will take him to court on charges of statutory rape. BoJack will be so guilt-ridden that he'll outright beg to be convicted, only to be acquitted by a Kangaroo Court who use every possible Double Standard they can to making Penny look like the bad guy. Ashamed and with a permanently ruined public image, he'll go home, ready a noose, mutter "fuck my life" and hang himself. End of series.
- They addressed the possibility of statutory rape charges by having Penny say that New Mexico's age of consent is 17 when she propositioned BoJack, although Charlotte publicly shaming him is still a very real possibility, especially if Hank's defenders use it to accuse Diane of hypocrisy.
- She doesn't come back in season 4, but who knows what the future holds? After all, BoJack had dropped off the map for a full year, but he's now set to star in a TV show.
- Not only does she not show up until Season 6, she only contacts BoJack to tell him to leave them alone and not drag them into the public eye. She didn't even know about BoJack going to Oberlin until that season.
- Jossed, we never see her baby.
- Jossed. He considers abandoning her before he messes with her, but inevitably decides to stick around and help her like she wants him to.
- He intentionally put himself in harm's way though, not just by speeding, but also letting go of the wheel. Also, when people attempt suicide, often times they feel a sense of bliss because, from their perspective, all the pain they've been experiencing is about to end. The way BoJack spreads his arms and leans back is like welcoming death.
- Does he ever really care about what happens to him? In the intro itself, he gets so drunk he falls off his balcony and during the fall, he barely looks scared. BoJack never cared what happened to him.
- He says something about "he's all talk and no shooting you with a salt rifle" in episode 308.
- At one point in episode 310 an Old Yeller poster is seen behind him, with a character having a gun pointed to the right side of the poster. The way PB is placed behind it looks like the gun is pointed to his head.
- Mr. Peanutbutter also seems to have a preference for movies where dogs die in the end, such as Marley & Me, as evidenced near the end of episode 312.
- Jossed. He gets his life threatened in "Underground", however, though it's by cannibalism and not guns.
- Season 4 is, so far, the only one to end with any sort of closure. Plus, while the show has historically been renewed for another season as soon as each one premieres, this one has not. It's possibly that the show is going on a hiatus.
- Ralph is operating under the assumption that Princess Carolyn was miserable because of her work, and NOT because she was going through spectacularly rough patch at the time. Anyone who watches this show knows Carolyn LOVES her work for the most part, and it's pretty likely that for as nice a guy this guy is, he doesn't really understand her that well.
- Todd basically needs a babysitter more than anything. The dip somehow managed to give away Eight Million dollars as a tip because he wasn't paying attention. His relationship with Emily is most likely gonna hit the rocks hard when this sinks in with her, and will cause a split if she can't handle that aspect of him.
- I'm pretty sure that wasn't an accident. I mean he did literally nothing to try and undo it and basically just laughed it off. Todd isn't motivated by money, he doesn't need it to bring him happiness because he's already pretty happy, and he's surrounded by rich a-holes who are all miserable.
- Diane is basically working for Gawker now, and Mister Peanut-butter is going into politics. Enough said.
- Somewhat confirmed. While those exact events don't play out, the drama is ultimately spread out across all of the sub plots as everyone deals with their own problems. Even BoJack himself finally decides not to get involved with other people in order to fix his problems.
- A possible scenario is that BoJack gets stranded in the desert and while he's gone, the lives of his friends initially look like they'll get better until they fall apart.
- Inverted. He doesn't join the horses, but the season ends up being comparatively happy to the last one.
- There is a Bittersweet Ending but the lesson regarding happiness is more to enjoy whatever happy moments you have now and not dwell on how long they'll last.
- Jossed. They even made a TV movie about it.
- The entire series kicks off with BoJack desperately wanting other people in his life, begging them for the love he never got as a child. In fact, Todd's "The Reason You Suck" Speech in "It's You" is at least partially about how much he fucks other people over because of how badly he wants them to love him. If anything, he needs to learn to take responsibility for himself before expecting anyone else to be there for him.
- Jossed. The season actually deals more with his relationships, which he spends a lot of time genuinely trying to repair.
- He uses it in season 4 in reference to his mother, and the season ends on a very uplifting note for the titular horse.
- BoJack: Everyday of my life, you've been nothing but a plague, ruining everything you've touched!BoJack: But apparently, I'm not enough for you. You got to make my daughter feel the way YOU DO in your miserable little life. (beat). If you come near my daughter again, I WILL FUCKING KILL YOU!Beatrice: (she's speechless)
- Satisfying as that would be, it's unlikely. The show is very anti-catharsis for the purposes of depicting life with depression.
- Somewhat confirmed, but in a hypothetical, non-cathartic way. BoJack plans to say "Fuck you, Mom!" at the end of a live Horsin' Around performance at her nursing home to get back at her for years of abuse, but he never actually says it to her because she panics during the show and gets kicked out to live with him. When he does get the opportunity to talk to his mother while she's lucid, he instead comforts her, taking the high road instead of kicking her while she's down.
- Confirmed that he goes to prison, but it's because of after all those controversies are made public, he gets sued for millions, and he gets arrested for breaking into his old house after it's been sold off.
- While it may be meant as a deconstruction of that type of humor, it was probably not made as a moral scorn of Family Guy. As shocking as this may be to some, several people that work on BoJack Horseman used to work on Family Guy and similar shows, and BoJack as a show owes much of its success to Family Guy. They may have wanted to explore what that type of environment can do to a young woman, but nothing that would send the message that the Family Guy crew are bad people for utilizing that for humor or that Family Guy fans are bad people for laughing at Meg's fictional suffering, so long as none of them think it's OK to be that way to anyone in real life. Also, the New England part is probably just a coincidence.
- Probably jossed. Beatrice's own (faulty) memories show her being as verbally abusive to BoJack as his do, though the season does give her a huge Freudian Excuse.
- All things considered, her memories were fairly vivid, save for some selective amnesia. It's clear at this point that she was as bad as BoJack remembers her.
- Jossed, though the similar environmental issue of fracking gets a lot of focus.
- Keep in mind that in-universe, and probably out of universe as well, Diane controls his social media (the picture of the floor on his Instagram is mentioned in the season 3 premiere episode, for example), so that explains why he seems better adjusted on there.
- Plus, everyone tends to look better on social media. You're only seeing the prettier snippets of their lives and not the legitimate flaws of their real lives. So the social media is the public's perception of BoJack, not the real him!
- This is likely untrue given how near the end of the series, his social media in-universe was taken over by Netflix execs implying he ran his own account until then.
- Possibly jossed. A summary for the first episode of season 4 mentions Diane tracking down the other cast members of Mister Peanutbutter's Place for an interview, presumably for a Girl Croosh article.
- Dude, it's IMDB. Anyone can contribute in there, so it's not official nor reliable. It could still happen.
- The season 4 premiere is in fact not as described above at all; it's about Mr. Peanutbutter beginning to run for governor.
- Jossed by the latest Season 4 teaser, which shows Diane hanging out with Stefani in what's obviously her base of operations and getting praised by the mouse woman for her work.
- Jossed on all accounts, though he did live as a recluse for a full year.
- Not even BoJack is that self-deluded. He understood when Herb didn't want to see him again. He didn't want to visit Penny because he was afraid of screwing the pooch further. He's probably dreading a reencounter with Charlotte. Still, BoJack might still fail at connecting with his daughter, not for lack of trying.
- Another possibility is that the daughter will seek him out. Each season seems to have it's one brick in the wall that gets pulled out and undoes everything BoJack has worked for: in season 1, it's rewriting his memoir; season 2, it's abandoning his movie and visiting Charlotte; season 3, it's celebrating his Oscar nomination before knowing whether or not he actually won. All of these end in disaster and bring him back to square one in terms of bettering himself. In season 4, he'll finally be on his way to a healthier life and will look like he's finally making progress... only for the daughter to show up and rope him back into that toxic, destructive live he finally got away from.
- Or it'll be a subversion! The daughter will be a Bait-and-Switch, showing up as the thing that undoes BoJack's process, but he'll finally have his shit together well enough to be the good parent he always wanted to be. He's still on the road to recovery, but it'll ultimately be the fresh start he always wanted and the beginning of a beautiful friendship. Then Charlotte will come back at literally the last second to fuck it all up.
- He tries to connect with her despite his fears of fucking her up, but she overdoses on weight loss supplements that his senile mother mixed into her coffee and gets the blame for it. He does reconnect with her after, but as her brother, not father.
- The Season 4 premiere description originally on IMDb was false, but that particular episode does not feature BoJack at all. The rest of the season, however, follows his arc regarding his possible daughter and mother. Word of God says that how long they'd stretch out the "Where's BoJack?" angle was a topic of heavy discussion in the runup to Season 4.
- Ultimately jossed. While the title character of this show is (mostly) absent during the season premiere, he still plays a big role in all the other episodes.
- Jossed. BoJack plans to say it to his mother.
- Semi-confirmed. He wants to say "Fuck you, Mom!" to her, but when he's finally given the chance months later, opts to take the high road.
- Semi-confirmed - he does reconnect with her, and she does have a terminal case of some form of dementia, but it's only at Hollyhock's urging that he spends any time with Beatrice at all.
This might end up as a Parents as People situation. BoJack will admit that while his mother and father did mistreat him, he's used them as a scapegoat for his failings and poor decisions instead of doing serious introspection and changing for the better. On her end, Beatrice will admit she and her husband used BoJack as a scapegoat for their regrets and failings. They reach an understanding where they can at least be civil to each-other.
- If his mother is dying, then it would make sense. Both of them are at their lowest points and misery loves company. The best case scenario might be that the two of them make peace and BoJack, earning his mother's approval for the first time in his life, will be able to cry in front of other people. On the other hand, nothing that positive ever happens on this show. Also, BoJack's depression seems to at least partially stem from his desperate need for approval from parental figures, and he may simply end up spending his mother's last few days allowing her to abuse him again because it's familiar to him and the closest thing he has to nostalgia right now.
- Confirmed. He reconnects with his mother for Hollyhock's sake, and Beatrice ends up living with them when BoJack accidentally gets her kicked out of her nursing home. Much of the season deals with BoJack's refusal to accept his mother as any better than before, despite her faulty memory due to dementia resulting in her being less abrasive.
- Confirmed, save their brief appearance in episode 2, which picks up at the end of the season 3 finale.
- But also Jossed, since he doesn't go back to Hollywoo. If anything, the herd sparked his desire to go to the summer house.]
The problem would then come in the fact that finding God wouldnt chemically re-balance him, wouldn't drive away all his addictions, and gives him an easy-out for dodging responsibility. Ultimately culminating in a demand of, "Why aren't I better? This was supposed to make me better!" Whether this leads to BoJack abandoning his faith or being forced to recognize it still doesn't fix all his problems, we still get a heavy arc loaded with deconstruction and more angst for BoJack.
- Especially since so many celebrities become born-again Christians after getting sober. Of course, you could combine this with the mainstream's obsession with cultural appropriation and have BoJack get involved with a more "exotic" religion, like Rastafarianism or Kabbalah, but again, it'd be less of an actual lesson he learns about how to better himself and more of a "hippy-dippy magic shit that makes all my problems to away."
- Jossed for now. However, he does find some solace in a reenactment of an 18th-century horse church meeting, particularly the preacher's talk of self-forgiveness in Season 6's "The Face of Depression," but it's not clear whether it's more the religion aspect or the unity of being among his kind that he's drawn to.
Glory to the Son!
No swear words in the lyrics,
And abstinence is fun!
- That, or she'll be even angrier. Reformed or not, to her, this is still the Dirty Old Man who tried to rape her daughter, and the fact that he isn't utterly destroyed by her attempts to take revenge on him for this horrible thing he's done will piss her off the point she won't even give him the benefit of confrontation and try to murder him where he stands while going full-on primal rage.
- Charlotte doesn't appear in Season 4.
- By the time Charlotte finally returns in Season 6, she clearly would rather just avoid getting her family into trouble. She didn't even know until then that BoJack was even at Oberlin.
- Jossed. "Vincent" is nowhere to be seen, not even mentioned.
- Jossed. None of the original Horsin' Around gang shows up.
- Confirmed. Charley spent the money on the Utah Jazz instead, but PC still fires Judah for violating her trust.
- Princess Carolyn fires him instead.
- Jossed. Lora doesn't have a major role after Season 3.
- Jossed. Todd meets her first, but she spends most of her time with BoJack and Beatrice and almost never interacts with the other main characters.
- This could serve to put in another parallel between BoJack and Diane, considering the former's shattered friendship with Herb Kazazz. The earliest sign of friction between BoJack and Herb came when the latter revealed his homosexuality to the former, and Herb being caught in a sex scandal started the roller coaster that destroyed their friendship. Stefani revealing both her lesbianism and attitude towards Diane could also put friction between the two, whether Diane reciprocates or not. It could even reach the point of Diane ending up in a Friend or Idol Decision like BoJack did all those years ago, possibly by Stefani being caught in a nasty sex scandal of her own (especially fitting considering how her family is a mouse version of the Hiltons) that threatens her reputation, if not her career. Diane could be in a position where she finally has an opportunity to finally build a career beyond online writing articles for clickbait, but to do so she'd have to ruin Stefani. If she agrees to it, she'd walk down BoJack's path of getting success but burning a bridge with a close friend (especially if Stefani tells Diane she'll never forgive her betrayal). If she refuses, she'd have something to show that for all her flaws she didn't do what BoJack did when the chips were down and stuck by her friend.
- Seemingly jossed. Stefani's sexual orientation never comes into play, nor does she seem particularly interested in Diane that way.
- It's plausible, but let's remember that BoJack may not hate Mr. Peanutbutter as a person, but he hates everything Mr. Peanutbutter represents. Just thinking about him reminds BoJack that someone who didn't work as hard or pay as many dues as he did managed to become his peer because he's capable of the one thing BoJack isn't: being happy. Most importantly, Mr. Peanutbutter doesn't understand why someone can't just "be happy" any more than BoJack hand understand how someone else can, so even if he is attracted to BoJack, he'd be a terrible partner. It's implied in season 3 that this attitude is ultimately going to break up his and Diane's marriage in the future. It's less likely that he and BoJack are ever going to even become friends, let alone boyfriends, if he keeps it up.
- The below guess of PB having a breakdown after his campaign for senator fails thanks to Diane might address the issues you noted.
- One of the show's major themes is that drama doesn't just "wrap up" like it does in fiction, which is why every season ends with a Bittersweet Ending. That said, the closest that this should could come to a proper closure would be similar to how season 1 ended: everyone's still got their own baggage to work out, but not so much that it's all-consuming. Things are "good enough" that everyone will be able to continue with their lives with slightly less anxiety and be able to deal with it as it comes.
- Jossed. She's the result of Butterscotch's affair with their maid.
- Jossed. Rutabaga's plans regarding Courtney Portnoy do fall through, but it's Princess Carolyn who ends up getting scapegoated and fired as her manager.
Todd and Mia meet up again in Season 4 (possibly when Todd gets involved with a Gekko-Rabbinowitz project assuming Mia went alongside Salinger when he quit working with PC) and while the two are a bit cold at first, they do end up more or less burying the hatchet. It reaches the point where Todd is comfortable enough with Mia to tell her about his asexuality and how he's not honestly not really looking for another girlfriend. Mia might actually be satisfied with this, not being interested in a boyfriend either from being too focused on her career or even being asexual herself. If the latter, she might bond with Todd as a kindred spirit.
- Mia in particular hasn't returned, but something similar as described here happens with Yolanda, a less-abrasive but just as no-nonsense new character who helps Todd fix his clown dentist business, and asks him out due to her also being asexual.
- Jossed. Ralph never gets directly involved in the election subplot.
- Alternatively, the daughter and Penny know one another, but only passively. Maybe they were friends in elementary school but never stayed in touch. Piggybacking off of a different guess, the daughter may reenter BoJack's life and things will be okay with them at first, and my sheer coincidence they'll start to bond just as BoJack is accused of statutory rape by the mother of someone she used to know and his "ruining her" as a result will be the seasonal catalyst that sends him back to square one with his progress in life.
- Jossed. She turns out to have been raised in Wichita, Kansas, and has no connection with the Moore-Carsons.
Picture this: PB runs for governor. Things go well at first, although with cracks in it. Then Diane writes her article for Girl Croosh which ends up going viral (possibly in a situation where it happens against her will after she resolves to not publish it but someone, maybe Stefani, does it anyway), with the media harping on a poor choice of words from PB or pinning the blame for something on him. Whichever happens, the article smacks a heavy blow to PB's campaign and combined with the pressure he's under making him perform worse under the spotlight, he loses with his reputation ruined. His ex-wife blows up at him, telling him that how he is (passive-agressive, dishonest about what bothers him, doesn't know when to keep his distance) made her leave him.
PB then confronts Diane in the wake of his failed campaign. They have a fight where their shared dissatisfaction, contempt, and dissapointment pours out heavily. One calls for divorce with the other supporting it. The divorce happens. Which combined with his tarnished career and reputation makes him lost. Complete with a Peanutbutterized version of the show's intro.
Where PB goes from there is a tossup. Perhaps he meets up with BoJack, who also being at his lowest point accepts PB acccompanying him. The two could bond over their recent failures and turmoil.
- PB and BoJack bonding over their respective misery could be a Call-Back to Diane's misery after coming home from Cordovia making him cling to his own unhappiness in season 2 and will be this season's catalyst for undoing all of his progress.
- From the teaser, we can see that something will happen that results in him attacking Diane, intercut with Diane leaving a message on BoJack's phone saying that, for once, she needs him. If PB is really throwing a fit due to the fallout of his campaign, maybe both of them will try to seek out BoJack at the same time because they desperately need his company, but since he's not home, they'll just be left to their own devices (i.e., they make up, they keep fighting, they break up, etc.)
- As for the Peanutbutterized version of the show's intro, BoJack's Twitter page has recently been "hijacked" by PB's campaign as promotion for the fourth season. Foreshadowing, perhaps?
- The intro never gets redone, but the first episode of the season redoes the end theme to be about Mr. Peanutbutter!
Instead of doing the seemingly obvious scenario of Ralph being a Jerkass, the collapse of his relationship with PC will come to down to her being a damaged woman at her core who deep down craves the conflict and turmoil she had in her years with BoJack. She'll act passive-aggressively towards Ralph and do all she can to make things uncomfortable. It reaches the point where Ralph admits his doubts about their relationship to PC, who having already lost the spark will agree and ask for a breakup.
- Semi-confirmed, as P.C.'s inability to carry a child to term sets the stage for her to break up with Ralph when he suggests they simply adopt instead.
- While that exact event doesn't occur, the ending of "Underground" has all of them standing around in the remains of Mr. Peanutbutter's house chit-chatting about Ethiopian food.
- Or it'll be a Double Subversion, and a callback to Mr. Peanutbutter's Clue, Evidence, and a Smoking Gun jokes in the first two seasons.BoJack: How did you find out??Charlotte: Well, let's see: it was all over social media, local news stations were reporting it and, oh yeah, Penny told me!
- Quite possible, since Charlotte doesn't appear in Season Four.
- The original theory is confirmed, as Charlotte is shocked when Penny reveals it to her in Season Six.
- Charlotte could mistake BoJack's daughter for a teenage girl he's trying to chat up. Their affectionate behavior would only add fuel to that perception. Charlotte ends up beating BoJack badly in an attempt to "defend" the girl from BoJack, only to make herself look like a monster in front of the girl:
BoJack's Daughter: (scared and crying) AM I OKAY? You just beat up my dad!
Charlotte: Your dad?! (she looks back at forth between BoJack and the girl, and puts 2 and 2 together) Oh, Crap!!
- Charlotte could tell BoJack's daughter about what BoJack did to Penny. This would shatter their bond completely, potentially with BoJack's daughter telling him to "Stay the fuck away from me!"
- In her rage, Charlotte could end up attacking BoJack's daughter by mistake.
- Jossed. Charlotte doesn't appear, save for a very brief mention of her.
- BoJack will try to run away from the incident he caused, but the police will stop him. And Charlotte and her husband Kyle catches up to him, then Charlotte would go ballistic on BoJack, but the police will restrain her.
- BoJack Bojack would go to court along with his friends Mr.Peanut Butter, Todd, Princess Carolyn, and Diane. Charlotte will testify against BoJack for the murder of her 2 children Penny and Trip, then BoJack will confess that he was trying to kill Charlotte and not her children and then the people (including his friends) will be horrified.
- The Judge would be about to sentence BoJack to death, but someone will convince the judge to spare him and halved him shipped to exile instead. Then BoJack will be stripped from his wealth and his stardom for good. His friends, Charlotte and her husband Kyle will never hear from him ever again.
- BoJack Would go to China as his exile to star a new life there. He will befriend a female panda whom will suddenly fall in love with him.
- Charlotte and her husband Kyle will attend to Penny and Trip's funeral with their family mourning then in agonizing pain and sorrow. Then Charlotte will breath heavily with her angry stare, vowing to one day to hunt BoJack down and kill him for destroying her pride and joy, by killing Penny and Trip.
- The Fuck?! Suggesting that BoJack would even want to do that is insane. He's a flawed character, but not in the "kill my enemies" way. He hates himself and his life and has never suggested that he wanted to kill Charlotte.
- Jossed. Thank the gods.
- Jossed, at least for this season. And since his methods of becoming a better person are finally working out for him, it doesn't sound like he'd have much use with this knowledge.
- ...or, he'll learn what it is and either spiral into Disability as an Excuse for Jerkassery, or at least come close to it, or try to brush it off like no big deal before accepting that it's just part of who he is and he has to own it, much like Todd and his asexuality.
- Clinical depression finally does come up in the first half of season six, but it's mostly Mr. Peanutbutter who deals with it (in that he becomes a spokesperson for it without fully understanding it) and Diane who suffers from it and needs antidepressants.
- Jossed. Her name is Hollyhock.
- Furthermore, the rest of this theory is also Jossed. While BoJack and Hollyhock initially assume that they're father and daughter, and they actually do meet one of BoJack's old flames (a lonely woman who, ironically enough, really was an obsessive fangirl who once led BoJack's fanclub); but it turns out that not only was that aforementioned fangirl not Hollyhock's mother, but BoJack isn't even her father either (he's actually her half-brother)...
- Alternatively, it's is a real place, perhaps one that BoJack holds some kind of sentiment for. Since the fantasy version of it was part of a timeline where everything in his life could have been perfect, maybe it was him remembering a place where he felt safe, like the home of a caring relative or somewhere he'd run away to when hiding from his parents. Visiting it could be his last ditch effort to find something else external to bring him happiness, and finding it in ill repair will just be a sad reminder of how misguided his attempts to be happy are.
- Actually, a close up on the mailbox reads "Sugarman"- as in, his mother's maiden name. So maybe it's not exactly a comforting environment to return to, but one he thinks he needs to go to get back to his roots or confront them.
- This could disprove an above theory: the daughter won't be the one brick in the wall that gets pulled out and undoes BoJack's progress. This will.
- It's his family's summer home. He fixes it up over the course of a year, then eventually destroys it to move on from the past.
- Bill Burr once told a story about his rageaholic father pissing him off by being way to nice to his future wife, disproving all of the horror stories Burr had told her about him. Something similar could happen here: whatever reason Beatrice may have for being nicer to her granddaughter, to BoJack, it'll just be her fucking with his head by seemingly disproving that she was the monster responsible for his own misery, and he'll either be angry that she's trying to chicken out of her responsibility for her past mistakes or he'll doubt his own negative feeling about her, allowing his abuser to once again control his life.
- It could also relate to an above-proposed theory: BoJack will tell Beatrice to leave his daughter alone, thinking that he's doing the right thing. But since the daughter sees Beatrice as a nice person rather than as an abusive monster like BoJack does, she'll think that he's possessive and say something like "I don't know why I decided to seek you out!" which will restart BoJack's seasonal downward spiral back to square one. Also related to that theory, he could drop the seasonal Precision F-Strike at his mother, only for the daughter and the mother to throw their respective ones right back at him, meaning that he's finally destroyed two relationships at the same time.
- Semi-confirmed. Beatrice is suffering late stages of dementia and mistakes BoJack for her maid, not treating him with contempt at the level she had before, but she gets along quite well with Hollyhock... that is, until she unintentionally causes Hollyhock to overdose on weight loss supplements. Also, Hollyhock is her husband's bastard daughter with their maid.
- While I would be surprised if this show didn't mock Trump at some point, it would be strange to have Peanutbutter represent him, considering how utterly different their personalities are. If anything, Peanutbutter running for office as Governor of California would more likely invoke references to Arnold Schwarzenegger, a very notable, recent actor-politician.
- It doesn't have to be a direct mockery of Trump, but of his political strategy. Peanutbutter may use shock value and loud rhetoric over substance, like Trump. And it will succeed. But Peanutbutter will sadly learn that his cheerful optimism will leave him unprepared for the morass of day to day politics, and he'll most likely fail to do anything substantive.
- His opponent, a woodchuck, will probably parallel Trump, whereas Peanutbutter will probably parallel liberalism or centrism. (His poster in the teaser resembles Obama's iconic "HOPE" poster.)
- The election doesn't seem to be a direct parallel to anything, besides Mr. Peanutbutter's lack of experience and the influence of likeability over credibility. Not to mention Woodchuck doesn't resemble Trump in the slightest.
- Both jossed.
- Jossed. The fight just leads to them hate-fucking.
- She never outright apologizes, nor does he ever specifically forgive her, but he does learn to go easier on her given her troubled life, eventually letting her delude herself into pretending her crappy new nursing home is a fantasy life in Michigan.
- PC and Ralph already have joked about their species before in Season 3, but this may put the quips in a more serious light. Their relationship may fall through because one side can't get over their prejudice, especially if they want to start a family together.
- Confirmed, sort of. While the incident with Meow-Meow is actually due to Ralph speeding to get home while PC is ovulating, the Stiltons do end up making PC uncomfortable with their anti-cat sentiments while celebrating a mouse-specific holiday, which includes mocking the evil cat king and even stating "Death to all cats!".
Meanwhile, BoJack is well known publicly for the abrasive jerk that he is, so nobody would give a second through to the possibility of him sleeping with a minor. However, the worst BoJack did was consider sleeping with Penny, and we're still in the dark about the exact details of what happened, so by all accounts he's the only one of these three men who is innocent of abusing a woman. But it doesn't matter because everyone perceives BoJack to be the kind of jerk who would sleep with a minor, whether or not her did (or at least think "are we just gonna wait around until he does?"). So the only one who's innocent will be Convicted by Public Opinion and suffer legal consequences while the two men who we know for a fact are guilty won't.
The Hard Truth Aesop of this whole story is "it doesn't matter if you're a good or bad person or if you do good or bad things. Other people's opinions of you dictate the outcome of your life because Life Isn't Fair." Considering that this whole miserable life for BoJack began with his own parents telling him he's worthless, it wouldn't be the first time he's heard it.
- Jossed. For now.
- BoJack does get Convicted by Public Opinion in the final stretch of the series and loses pretty much everything, even after he's undergone Character Development and feels he's being left out in the cold. Meanwhile, we never learn of Hank again and it's safe to assume he is still a Karma Houdini. The Mr. Peanutbutter case was never a real case though he does briefly catch flak in early Season Six for cheating on his new fiancee with Diane.
- They have an earnest bonding moment, but it's on his deck.
The anthropomorphism of sea animals will probably come into play too, as they would be affected by oil spill and it would be irony given that Mr. Peanutbutter saving an aquatic city is what got him nominated in the first place. It could even be a metaphor for the DAPL controversy, as mentioned above.
- Confirmed. There's a mini-arc about fracking happening underneath Mr. Peanutbutter's house as a result of Todd signing Mr. Peanutbutter's name on a pro-fracking agreement, which Diane is heavily against, leading to sexually charged fights.